Last week I heard a profound saying that I believe can change our interactions with one another: "Our words create worlds for other people." How life-altering is that knowledge once we understand the power we hold! Instantly, I asked myself, what worlds am I creating? Am I using my words to empower others? Am I using my words to inspire others? Am I using my words to show people I believe in them? Or, am I using my words to demean others? Am I using my words in a way that makes others feel insecure? Am I creating worlds for my loved ones where they feel unloved? Words are extremely potent and we can use them for someone's benefit or detriment, our choice. The Bible says that what our tongue speaks comes from the heart (Matthew 15:18). I challenge you, alongside me, to aspire to get your heart in the right place before speaking this week. Create worlds for others where they feel blessed, treasured, supported, and above all, loved.
TobyMac's song Speak Life is a perfect companion to this week's challenge. Good luck!